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    February 11, 2013
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>> he was born in germany in 19127 to a traditional farming family. shortly after turning 14, he, like most young germans at time was forced to join the hitler youth but not a willing participant. when he returned as pontiff he became the second pope in history to visit a synagog but he enraged muslims when in a speech he quote add 14th century christian emperor who said mohammed brought evil and inhumane things to the world. he would reach out to muslims continuing the drive toward interfaith dialogue begun by his predecessor and addressed the sex abuse crisis in the catholic church meeting privately with victims of pedophile priests during the trip to the united states in 2008. >> no thoughts of man could describe the pain. hue never veered from conservative believes condemning gay marriage, and allowing priests to marry but critics
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felt pope benedict xvi was not progressive enough for the changing times, supporters saw a steadfast leader who helped anchor their faith. >> today, this sets the stage for the vatican to find the successor by mid-march. reporting live in washington if abc7 news. >> thank you. stay with abc7 for continuing coverage of the resignation of pope benedict xvi. you can fine the latest information at abc7news.com and we will tweet immediate updates on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> waking up, again, dry and clear this morning but we want to look at the whole week to see if there is needed rain in the forecast. mike? >> we need some rain. need some snow. do not have it in the forecast. sorry to start off that way this morning but it means an easy week of commuting weather-wise. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd, you can see everything is
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very quiet, with no radar runs and very dry air. temperatures from the mid-30's inland to the upper 30's to mid-40's around the bay right now. almost as cool as it was yesterday. temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 50's at the coast and upper 50's to mid-60's away the pay and low-to-mid 60's with total sunshine inland. >> sue? >> a look at the east shore freeway as you move westbound out of richmond through the berkeley area through emeryville and the macarthur maze it is light as you make your way to the bay bridge or on the way to the destination, we have no problems here, no metering lights yet, upper deck is good and clear and no problem into san francisco and checking in with bart and muni and caltrain, all mass transit is off to a great start this delays, and here is a look at the drive times, popular out there, westbound 580 from the a passion to the dublin/pleasanton area and highway four westbound, east
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shore commute from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze is over 15 minutes. kristen and eric? >> bay area freeway traffic on lots of facts and another factor caltrain is dealing with thieves stealing copper wiring. >> you may not think that the terrible rush hour traffic can be made worse by copper thieves but it can be and it is. they target metering lights and our media partner is reporting that because they steal the valuable copper that powers the light, they are made useless. some lights have been out for two weeks. people are stealing the copper for the money. it has gone for up to $4 a pound at the yards, nearly triple the price it was four years ago. but a new law made deter thieves
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with conviction on felonies up to three years in prison, and a maximum fine of $10,000. look at this, the last year in the bay area alone, vandals have stolen copper from 59 meters. caltran has only replaced wiring at 18 meters because of it takes three to four months to make repairs and the fix for the replacement costs $35,000 each. so caltrain is changing a lost copper wiring to aluminum wiring and moving equipment to other locations making it not as easy to access. they burying some of the equipment altogether. not only are they trying to make it harder for vandals but moving it from copper to aluminum to make it less valuable. >> southern california remains on edge as police continue the
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manhunt for a wanted alleged cop killer, $1 million reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. officers are chasing possible sightings through los angeles and san diego, a former lapd officer is wanted for killing three people including a riverside police officer on thursday in a small community of big bear, children are returning to school this morning amid heavy security. the search grew cold over the weekend and authorities focusing on evidence found in his burned out truck. >> he posted his manifesto online and people voice support for him. the tributes include tweets and a fan page on facebook which has gotten thousands of "likes" and that call him a hero for exposing racism and corruption in the lapd. >> we learn more about a man sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
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jones was served with a restraining order a few hours after the body of genelle was covered. jones estranged wife threaten -- said he threatened to kill her. >> the palo alto police department has released a sketch of a man wanted for armed robbery. police say this man robbed a man walking through an apartment complex carport on saturday morning and the victim just parked when the suspect approached and pulled out a gun. police are also investigating a possible connection to another armed robbery last month in palo alto. >> barry bonds returns to federal court this week. on wednesday the circuit court in arizona will hear argument to overturn the felony obstruction of justice. our media partner contra costa times reports that he must convince two members of a three-judge panel he was
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convicted for simply giving a ramble answer that had nothing to do with the steroid probe. the prosecution will argue he gave intentionally false and misleading or evasive answer to a grand jury when he testified in 2003 about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. >> san jose kicked off the final chapter for the men's tennis tournament which has brought professional tennis to the bay area for 100 years in berkeley, san francisco, and san jose. this is the final season as the tour requires a three-court venue and h.p. pavilion has only one. two time defending champion was practicing yesterday hoping for a repeat, he is 13th in the world and has been climbing up the ladder with the big serve and forehand. >> is that inspiring you to get out the racket? >> my serve is very small as is my forehand. oh, well, maybe next year.
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time for a check on the weather. >> mike? >> you have to start little, come on. >> a series of drop shots is my... >> all right, here we go, everyone is just a little bit warmer than yesterday to a lot warmer this morning, like napa and fairfield eight or nine degrees warmer and concord is a degree cooler. temperatures are going to run in the 30's, mid-30's to upper 30's from now through 7:00, and here are a few 40's. temperatures at noon, the low-to-mid 50's and the stronger sunshine will get two minutes more of sunshine today compared to yesterday, so the noontime temperatures are pleasant and during the afternoon hours we will hang it in the upper 50's at the coast and low 60's and in the 40's by 7:00 as the temperatures cool rapidly under a clear, calm, and very dry air mass. tomorrow, like today, maybe one or two degrees warmer, and same
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thing for wednesday and valentine's day but you will see a few high clouds wednesday and thursday, still, a very bright and very mild forecast. no weather worries here, how about the commute? >> no traffic worries here association far, so good, happy monday morning. 5:10 and light conditions, 680, you can see the tail lights headed southbound making the curve toward highway 24, and, 680 all the way down to 580 looking pretty good. headlights northbound 87, also light and no problems headed northbound to 101 and san jose, and the drive out of antioch right now is looking really good, with speeds at the limit hillcrest to 242, 15-minute drive, and from the central valley, 20 minutes from the altamont pass and under 20 minutes from the amount pass to dublin/pleasanton with no delays here. eric and kristen? >> 5:11. >> texas governor perry comes to
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the bay area and the pitch he is making to get companies to his
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>> san ramon, san mateo and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. 5:14 on monday morning. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope
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benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry
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but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business environment where they are more welcome and they would like lower taxes. >> local employer plans on moving 800 jobs from the bay area to houston. perry will be in southern california today. >> san francisco taxpayers could end up paying millions for the city to host the upcoming america's cup. according to the "san francisco chronicle", sunday raising efforts to cover $34 million in police and transportation and clean up are falling short with only $14 million for the event that is in six months. taxpayers could be saddled with the remaining $20 million. it was supposed to bring in $300 million but now there are only three international teams rather than 12. >> a change coming to a popular brand of bourbon but makers mark says you will not not it, from
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90 proof to 84 proof. the company says it is watering down the whiskey to stretch existing supplies to cover rising global demand. customers who are already complaining about the change on social sites but the officials insist the taste will be the same. >> "new york times" is adding to the rumor of a possible apple i-watch that runs on the apple operating system with flexible glass which can bend without breaking. this is not the first rumor, it was reported in china that it would have a 1.5" display and apple has not commented. >> you need good eyesight to see that or maybe some sun would help. >> is that like a dick tracy? >> i was thinking the same thing. >> nice. >> that was 40 years ago? >> oh, my. thank you for that.
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>> stating that the technology, our ability to get...let's go outside before i get if more trouble. auditioning the hole. >> look at scott, scott would do that he likes to put us in the situation and watch us fizzle. we are looking down from our east bay hills camera through emeryville back to san francisco. live doppler 7 hd shows the radar and the satellite with a lack of radar return and off to a dry start but there is frost inland so want out for that. maybe some folks have the day off and going to head to the golf course. you may have to tee off an hour later so the frost can melt. you can see all the way to coast it is quiet.
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now, a look at the temperatures i updated at 5:00, frosty around santa rosa and 32 and a load of mid-30's inland, to 40's around fairfield, and mid 30's around redwood city, and upper 30's in san jose and half moon bay. 48 in san francisco for the warm spot. mid-to-upper 30's around monterey bay and 32 in gilroy so frost there, too. sunny and mild is what we will have this afternoon, but what we will have just about every kay this week as i see no strong storms on the horizon bringing us much needed rain and much needed snow. overnight it will be clear and cool and chilly because of the lack. cloud cover and the dry air mass and lack of wind. today, compared to average we will be two degrees warmer in live more and oakland, 63, napa is one degree warmer and right where we should be in napa and san jose, and san francisco is 359 and two degrees
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cooler-than-average. we will have 50's along the coast into san francisco and low-to-mid 60's for the rest of us under sun. as we head to the monterey bay, monterey, 57 and low 60's for the bay and inland. a lot of mid-30's to low 40's out there and into san francisco. high pressure is taking over. you can see it spinning out here. look at clockwise flow and we will have a mild to warm land breeze all week. check out the temperatures, near 70 by friday, and that is a gorgeous afternoon and evening for valentine's day. sue? >> down to san rafael, south 101 out of novato, this is lucas valley road area beyond the marin ymca southbound, everything is at the limit with no delays or incidents to report. san mateo bridge is getting busy on the flak section moving
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westbound to the high-rise and the foster city area but i do caught in see delays and it is 14 or 15 minute drive. checking with the richmond san rafael bridge about the maintenance work at the toll plaza, you may still find slowing three left lanes until action there, and they could still be out there and we are checking for you. now, the drive times, 24 westbound, 680, rather, 101 out of santa rosa area, and the east shore freeway commute into the maze. >> 5:21. >> still ahead, a big night for music at the grammys where the the big winners. >> more on breaking news coverage, the pope announced he will resign next month. hey, it's me, progressive insurance. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials.
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>> with an emphasis on stage performance there were only 11 award presentations with most being handed out early in the day. more than 30 performers did what they do best, make music. the big winners? that included black keys with four awards and j -- jay-z and kanye west. >> many years we have listened to the music and growing up and i was inspired to make music. thank you. >> look at that, and "fun" when
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song of the year and album went to top british band mumford&sons. >> check your credit report it may have costly errors. now the bloomberg business report. >> check your credit card, the consumer data industry says a new ftc study finds 21 percent have errors that could lead people to pay more for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie
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maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is at the limit to the macarthur
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maze and if you are funneling in to the bay bridge you can see no problems here, no metering lights and no issues on the upper deck as you make your way to the tunnel into san francisco, and checking in with bart and muni and caltrain and the public transit systems are on time if you are up and out. here are the drive times, 80 into the macarthur maze and 87 in san jose and the san mateo bridge come might. kristen and eric? >> valentine's day is thursday and a survey shows that four of the top ten most romantic hotels in the united states are right here in northern california. top honors go to the hotel in the heart of napa valley and big sur is number four and number five a country resort in heals bug and tickle pink in carmel is number nine,. >> some but pricey choices. >> bart will ban and passengers
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from the trains. who the transit agency is going after and how you can weigh in on the move the. >> we are continuing to follow breaking news that pope benedict xvi announced his resignation
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>> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> good morning, at 5:29. we have stunning news from the vatican, pope benedict announcing he will resign next month becoming only the second pontiff in history to do so. >> our news reporter is live at the cathedral in san francisco with more. amy? >> bay area catholics are in shock and not alone. italy's prime minister said he is greatly shake be by this unexpected news.
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look at this video of the pope making the announcement at 2:00 a.m. our time. the vatican says the closest aides did not know he was doing this and the pope will step down february 28 and he is doing it because of his age and deteriorating help. he announced this in latin but here is a quote from the speech. he says i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the michigan city. his brother has been interviewed this morning and he says the pope's able has been weighing on him and his brother wanted more rest. the reason this is so shocking it has been almost 600 years since the last time a pope resigned so it is almost unheard of. the vatican expected to elect a new pope by easter. reporting live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the
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resignation of pope benedict xvi with the latest information at abc7 news.com and we will tweet immediate updates on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> we have weather from mike. >> i have a clear start. a good start. we are looking at no radar returns the last three hours on live doppler 7 hd and no cloud cover so no weather worries. visibility is unlimited. not even fog an issue in the north bay. through the morning hours we will tip down to 32 or 33 in the sheltered valleys inland with forecast and 33 to 46 this morning in san francisco. by the afternoon hours we will be 58 at the coast and 64 around the bay and inland, and cooler this evening, under clear and calm sky at 40 to 50 degrees. sue? >> we went pack and checked with the richmond and san rafael bridge the tolls still have two left tolls under maintenance work and not sure how much
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longer but we will follow that for you, you may find slow traffic as you approach the richmond san rafael bridge. on the span, it is moving well over to san rafael which we take now right to san rafael, south 101 beyond lucas valley report with reports of a tailgate, a truck lost a tailgate in the left lane when you reach central san rafael, and c.h.p. could be doing a traffic break to get that out of there. >> the search for ex-lapd officer has those in southern anxious while a community gathers to honor the police officer shot to death. there is the 5th day of search for christopher dorner accused of murdering the officer and a young couple in revenge. a home improvement store was evacuated after reported sighting of dorner yesterday. the search of big bear has gone cold and schools will re-open this morning under extra security. the mayor of los angeles announced a huge reward to bring dorner to justice.
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>> this group led by my office is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to his capture. >> the police chief announced over the weekend that dorner's 2007 firing case will be re-opened. dorner was fired after accusing the training officer of kicking a mentally il lot man in the face during an arrest. stay with abc7 for the latest developments in the christopher dorner manhunt with instant updates on twitter and our website. >> happening now, clean up is underway in hatties bug, mississippi, after a twister tore up homes and buildings and the campus of the university of southern mississippi. it caused damage in two neighbors counties. so far, no deaths were reported which is stunning when you see the home video of the powerful
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tornado. >> in the northeast, travel is easing in new england where a blizzard dumped 3' of snow. driving bans have been lifted as the plows clear the highways. 500,000 people were without power and now that is down to under 200,000 customers, mostly in massachusetts. many schools and businesses. closed today because people have not been able to get there. >> check this out, the tv station in hartford, connecticut, captured every second of the camera -- blizzard by camera. it rose from ankle high to waste -- waist high. >> and a driver veered off the road into a convenience yesterday afternoon a mile east of clayton road. a silver corvette crashed 150' counsel an embankment after the
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driver lost control while going up the mountain. a passenger also injured was able to get out on his own and call 9-1-1 to get helped for the trapped driver. 25 emergency crew members spent two hours using ropes and pulleys to bring him back up. >> it took a lot of personnel and a lost hauling, just strength to pull him up using pulley systems and we have to climb up a steam embankment. the driver was airlifted to the hospital. speed was probably a factor. >> police were taken on short chase and then they crashed in a car that ended in san francisco at 2nd. officers spot add car reported stolen at 7:30, and police tried to pull him over, the driver took off. after crashing two young men ran off but they were caught a short distance away. >> this morning, police in concord, are looking for the person would slashed tires on dozens of vehicles.
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a picture posted shows the damage to one on the vehicle, all four tires were slashed. about 60 vehicles in all were damaged, parks in the area of bellaire drive. police believe it happened early yesterday morning. investigators are asking people in the neighborhood to call them if they see anything suspicious. >> santa clara sheriff deputies want to learn more of a shoot that killed a man and superintendent another to the hospital. the shooting took place in an unincorporated part of san jose near highway 85 and union avenue. neighbors called 9-1-1 after hear gunshots at 3:45 and a man was found dead at the scene and the other person who was shot walked into a hospital emergency room and is expected to survive. >> two berkeley law students charged with killing an exotic bird at a las vegas casino are due in las vegas for arraignment. the two students both 24 were arrested last october for
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be-heading an exotic bird. surveillance video shows the two chasing a 14-year-old bird into the trees at the hotel wildlife habitat and they came out with the body of the bird and the head. they face federally and misdemeanor charges involving the malicious killing of wildlife. >> bart is looking for feedback of a new law that allows the transit agency to ban repeat offenders from the trains. community meetings begin today to discuss the implementation of the law allowing bart to seek restraining orders against vandals and fare cheats sited for violations these or more times in 60 days. the meeting is set for 6:00 p.m. at the bart boardroom at kaiser center in oakland. >> now the weather forecast. >> we want rain. give us some rain. >> i would love to give you rain or snow.
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we have a breeze, good morning, everyone, in fairfield, north at 16 and everyone else is at five miles per hour and three in oakland. and everyone else is calm. that is why it is cool. we have scattered frost developing inland. to the west, to the east, we have high pressure. the wind blowing from land to sea. that is a warmer wind. we will start off cool, no doubt, mid-to-upper 30's under sun. we are already in the low-to-mid 50's by noon and back in jacket weather by 7:00 tonight with clear sky and democrat in the low 40's inland and mid-to-upper 40's around the bay and coast. tomorrow, one or two degrees warmer and same on wednesday, and same on valentine's day and we are in the low-to-upper 60's and it will be a great time to be out and about on thursday. have a good one today. sue? >> a great time to be out and about, mike, happy monday. i am sue hall, looking at
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highway 87, headed in the northbound direction with the headlights beyond the h.p. pavilion and busy but light. no problems, no delays. we will find delays as you make your way westbound highway four from highway four bypass toward hillcrest and it picks up hillcrest to 242 and to concord. if you are traveling from 80, here is the carquinez bridge, still 20 minutes to the macarthur maze and 880 to the macarthur maze and from hayward, looking good, and southbound, northbound, as well. kristen and eric? >> 5:40. gas prices continuing to climb and ahead we will check prices in the bay area and tell you how they compare to other parts of california. >> coming up, first, she is a widow trying to clear her late husband's name and we have a preview of sue paterno wife of the great football coach, an
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>> santa rosa, berkeley and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> welcome back at 5:43. 4,000 passengers and crew remain stranded this morning on a cruise ship in the middle of the gulf of mexico. a fire caused a power outage
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sending the ship adrift. it left port from texas on thursday. a backup generator is provided limited electricity. it is 500 miles off the galveston and will be towed to the nearest port in mexico and will arrive on wednesday. >> a new report commissioned by the family of football coach joe paterno contradicts findings of penn state investigation into the sex abuse scandal involving retired assistant coach sandusky. they say paterno did not attempt to hide information or impede the investigation. that is contrary to former f.b.i. director's report last year for the school which said there was more concern about protecting the football program than protecting children. in an exclusive interview to air today, sue paterno tells katie how she felt about the accusations. >> lives of our children and making them better not hurting them.
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so it is vile, probably the best word i can think of. >> penn state says the school investigation was intended to fix shortcomings and to make sure failures do not happen again. you can watch the exclusive interview with sue paterno today at 3:00 p.m. only on abc7. >> oakland residents packed the first in a series of meetings on fighting crime to hear the new consulting team lay out the plan of attack. the chairman of the strategic policy partnership went through a detailed power point presentation, the biggest changes will be cutting the city into five geographic areas and assigning a police captain to each area responsible for controlling crime if their area. he says this will help make the police department more responsive when there is crime. >> when this happens in oakland you will know who is the can't that -- captain that has your area and they will be available all the time. >> it is hard because you don't want to put up bars on your
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house. i hope today pays off. we have to start doing something . >> noticeably accident was lead consultant, william bratton, the city asked he take a less central role after the stop-and-frisk policy drew lots of protests. >> the san francisco giants opened the spring training camp in arizona this week. pitchers and catchers report tomorrow. the full squad arrives on friday. you will see a new look on several members of the defending world series champs including buster with a long side burns. romo got rid of the beard that wilson made popular. he is going where a goatee. this is what that will amaze you. that is tim, i am not kidding with short hair and he has glasses. they are nonprescription like clark content. >> he is looking like a programmer at a start-up now. >> a programmer with a 93 miles
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per hour fast ball. >> now, is it a good day to get out? fanfest was beautiful? more sun and warmth? >> hopefully had a great time at fanfest, enjoying the mild weather. we could touch 70 by the end of the week in some areas. a touch of spring in the forecast, but not the spring rain or the snow we desperately need in the sierra, and check out clear it is as we look from the east bay hills camera across the bay bridge and into san francisco. breezy in the hills but, otherwise, it is calm not rest of us. we are looking at live doppler 7 hd and we are seeing dry air and no cloud cover this morning, in fact, temperatures running frosty again inland valleys and after the reporting station in santa rosa, it is 32 and mid-to-upper 30's everywhere but antioch, fairfield, in the low-to-mid 40's and san
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francisco at 48. we have mid-to-upper 50's around the monterey bay and frosty 31 at gilroy. the three things to know about the forecast, it will be sunny, and mild, clear, clean, and chilly at night and no strong storms on the horizon. low-to-mid 60's away from the coast, and monterey bay, only monterey at 57. low-to-mid 60's inland. tonight, mid-to-upper 30's again, and most inland areas and mid-30's to low 40's for the bayshore. san francisco, though, you can see the coast at half moon bay is in the mid-40's with a few clouds hugging the coast tomorrow. it will be tough, but this could be one or two that sneak under the area of high pressure. with it, the clockwise blow and
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we have the mild to warm land breeze all the way through the weekend. it will probably reach the height on friday after valentine's day and we will be in the low-to-upper 60's on friday and in the mid-60's to 70 and through the weekend we will still be in the low-to-mid 60's for the most part and dry all seven days. enjoy. >> good morning, everyone, we will take a look at the 680 freeway moving to walnut creek headed to highway 24 it is busy but everything is at the limit. now, the toll plaza shows minor delays for folks paying cash otherwise you are looking good on the upper deck into san francisco. starting tomorrow, new lights in the san jose area and northbound 280 includes the north 87 ramp to 280 the busiest intersections in the bay area at 13 metering lights between jackson and leland stating tomorrow.
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you can expectedlies for san jose commute but the freeway should be thinning out because of the metering lights. >> new this morning, the obama administration will issue new security standards this week to protect men computer networks from hackers. intelligence reports says that the united states is the target of a massive, sustained, cyber espionage campaign with china as the top of the long list of attackers. over five years hackers turned their attention away from government agencies to private sectors such as energy, finance, and information technology which has cost the economy billions. the administration security standards would be voluntary. >> america will be watching as president obama delivers his state of the union address to a joint session of congress tomorrow night. the president will be raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the
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proposals with about 100 people invited to participate online as he wraps up. florida senator rubio will give the republican response to the president's dress. you can watch the state of the union address right here on abc7 and tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. at abc7news.com. >> who is paying more for gas, those in bay area or southern california? >> actions that saved lives in afghanistan. ahead, the top honor being given to a veteran today at the white house.
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>> a former staff sergeant in the army received the high of the military army for the courageous action during one of the deadliest attacks again coalition forces in afghanistan. president obama will bestow the medal of honor to sergeant for gallants try. he fought to save his life and those of fellow soldiers during the 2009 battle in afghanistan. he will be the fourth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. >> gas prices have been going up
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and a new report this morning says they jumped 25 cents nationwide over the past two weeks. the survey says a gallon of regular now costs $3.59 across the country and california's average is up more to 37 cents to $3.95 gallon but this time, los angeles drivers pay more than the bay area at $4.10 a gallon, the cheapest gas in the state is found in sacramento at $3.82. >> i don't know why there is all the competition between us and southern california but, yeah. >> i am for them winning. just winning. >> now, is the weather a winner? >> it will be warmer than average in many areas. three degrees warmer in fremont at 62 and same in san jose at conquered and oakland at 62. san francisco is 60 and santa rosa is 64 the same as yesterday. we will gain two minutes of sunshine today. a few radar returns to the south
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but they are pulling away from california. by the time you get down there they should be down and we will have 58 in san diego and 62 in palm springs and let to mid-60's through the central valley but 50's along the coast today. you will get the 60's starting tomorrow and upper 30's to mid-40's from talk he to yosemite. sunshine across the state. >> we have an accident now cleared to the shoulder and this is in the albany area eastbound 580 so that is off to the shoulder and not seeing too much significance. new metering lights start tomorrow, and 13 on ramps between jackson and leland on the weekdays is going to slow the entrance to the freeway but should improve freeway speeds through san jose on 280, and here is a look at drive from the central valley, slowing up and over the altamont pass. >> it is the super bowl of dog shows and it is happening right new in new york city.
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pampered pooches started preparing for the westminster kennel dog show as soon as they arrived over the weekend with cute k-9's of all breeds pampered more than people to get ready for the competition, washed, dried and exercised and they will strut their stuff to the judges going with hounds, toys and herding breeds this morning and the show airs tonight in prime time on two u.s. cable networks. >> singer celine has performed in mandarin as part of the new year show welcoming in the lunar new year. (inaudible lyrics). >> a super traditional song i learned, and she did a great job, the first performance was a rendition of the folk song jasmine flower. she performed "my heart will go on" the song from "titanic" that made her a household name in
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china. >> at 6:00 we are continuing to follow breaking news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi announcing the resignation overnight with the reason he is stepping down ahead and the man many believe who will replace him. >> the lights go down on bay area freeways and that is making a long ys of walking
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>> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> the breaking news we have been following all morning long, overnight, pope benedict xvi announce he is stepping down at the end of the month. >> the first time in 600 years a sitting pope has resigned. abc7 news reporter joins us live from the cathedral in san francisco. amy? >> kristen, pay area catholics will not be alone if their shock. reaction is starting to come in from around the world. everyone agrees, this is a huge surprise. here is video from this morning
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from rome when the pope made the announcement. he made it in latin. at 2:00 this morning california time. pope benedict xvi says he will resign february 28 because of his deteriorating health. the pope is 85. he is the first pope to resign since 1415, so that is why this is such a surprise. >> i was startleed. i don't know what to say. i am waiting for information, for constitutions, as to what we would do now is the college of cardinals and when i find out i will let you know. >> pope benedict was elected in 2005 and formally known as cardinal joseph ratzinger and the something station will -- the expectation will begin about

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